Archive for category AP CALCULUS AB

Week 10/20 to 10/24/14: Derivative of polynomial, trigonometric, log, and exp. functions

This week, we will be reviewing / learning:
  1. Determine the instantaneous rate of change at a point as a slope
  2. Find a derivative as slope of curve at a point
  3. Find equation of tangent line using derivative f’(a) at a point x= a
  4. How to show that a function is differentiable at x =a graphically and algebraically
  5. Find derivative of polynomial, trigonometric, log, and exp functions.

Week Assignment

Complete this week Daily Journal  AP Calculus Daily Journal 10-20-14 and turn it by Friday.

Week 10/14 to 10/17/14: Equation of tangent line using derivative

This week, we will be reviewing / learning:
  1. Determine the instantaneous rate of change at a point as a slope
  2. Find a derivative as slope of curve at a point
  3. Find equation of tangent line using derivative f’(a) at a point x= a

Week Assignment

Complete this week Daily Journal AP Calculus Daily Journal 10-14-14 and turn it by Thursday.

Weeks 09/29 to 10/10/14: Continuity and Introduction to derivative.

This week, we will be reviewing / learning:
  1. Find the 3 conditions of function to be continuous at a point graphically and algebraically
  2. The average rate of change
  3. The instantaneous rate of change
  4. A derivative as slope at a point
  5. The formal definition of derivative

Week 9/22/14: Find limits algebraically and Continuity

This week, we will be reviewing / learning:
  1. Find limits at the infinity
  2. Find the correlation between limits at infinity and VA and HA
  3. Find the limit definition of definition of VA and HA
  4. Find the 3 conditions of function to be continuous at a point.

Week 9/15/14: Find limits algebraically

This week, we will be reviewing / learning:
  1. Find limits algebraically
  2. find the limits involving trigonometric functions.
  3. Make correction to the Test of 9/12/14

Week 9/08/14: Find limits graphically and algebraically

This week, we will be learning:
  1. how to find limits algebraically ( limits involving square roots)

We will have test on Thursday and it will cover:

  1. Find limits algebraically ( four forms of indeterminate form)
  2. Find limits algebraically ( limits when you have piece wise functions)
  3. Find limits graphically
  4. Recognize points of discontinuity (vertical asymptotes and holes)

Review these concepts from your handouts.

Week 09/01/14: Find limits algebraically

This week, we will be learning:
  1. how to find the difference of quotient
  2. how to find limits algebraically

We will be using the following worksheets:Notes Day 4 Limits Algebraically (5)

Week 8/25/14: Find limits graphically and numerically

This week, we will be learning:
  1. how to find one sided limits graphically and numerically.
  2. how to find limits at a point graphically and numerically

We will be using the following worksheets:  Notes Graphically and Numerically Limits 1, and  One-Sided Limits Graphically

Week of 8/18/14: Prerequisite Algebra Skills

This week, we will be reviewing/learning:
  1. the concept “slope” and its application in the real world
  2. how to find the slope and write equation of a line
  3. how to rationalize
  4. how to factor a trinomial
  5. how to factor the sum/difference of perfect squares/cubes
  6. how to find sin, cos, and tan of angle without using the unit circle
  7. how to graph piece- wise function and answer questions related to.

We will be using the following worksheets: Calculus and AP Calculus Review and Unit Circle and Piece-Wise Functions.

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